$100.00/Week Real Food Meal Plan - Week 8


If you’re just tuning in, this is an ongoing series in which I share our weekly meal plan as I (attempt) to convert us to a Whole/Real Food lifestyle.  Our grocery budget is $100.00/week for 2 adults.  Often I make 2 different meals because I am primarily plant-based and my husband is not.  Most of what we eat is made from scratch and any boxed, canned and/or frozen products follow the Real Food guidelines.  Meal planning is my way of controlling the grocery budget (read as a LOT of dollars saved), ensuring there is no food waste for the week, as well as saving time.  You can read more about meal planning here.


Read the entire series here.


Weekly Meal Plan:
Sunday
Breakfast - Asparagus Breakfast Frittata
Lunch - Egg Salad Sandwiches
Dinner - Pizza (me - broccoli & mushroom; J - burger)

Monday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Berries & Raw Almonds
Lunch - (me) Chop Salad; (J) Ham Sandwich
Dinner - Roasted Cod with Dill, Mustard Roasted Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus Spears

Tuesday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Berries & Raw Almonds
Lunch - (me) Chop Salad; (J) Ham Sandwich
Dinner - Homemade Veggie Dumplings, Roasted Broccoli, (J) Grilled Chicken Breast

Wednesday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Berries & Raw Almonds
Lunch - (me) Chop Salad; (J) Ham Sandwich
Dinner - Oven-Baked Homefries, Roasted Honey Carrots, (me) Veggie Burger; (J) Patty Melt 

Thursday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Berries & Raw Almonds
Lunch - (me) Chop Salad; (J) Leftovers
Dinner - Mushroom Risotto, Maple Baked Squash, (J) Crispy Baked Pork Chop

Friday
Breakfast - Oatmeal with Berries & Raw Almonds
Lunch - (me) Chop Salad; (J) Leftovers
Dinner - (me) Veggie Loaded Baked Potato ; (J) Chicken Divan, Rice, Steamed Broccoli

Saturday
Breakfast - Pancakes
Lunch - French Bread Pizza (me = mushroom; J = burger)
Dinner - (me) Buddha Bowl (beans, greens, quinoa); (J) Slow-Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Carrots

Weekly Food Cost:
Commissary: $13.23
(I am unable to provide individual products prices only a total and a list of what's included)
Quinoa, Sliced Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, Potatoes, Carrots, Lunch Meat

Hannaford: $14.98
So Delicious Creamer - $2.39
Dave's Bread - $4.99
Broccoli - $1.61
Cucumbers - $1.58
Asparagus - $1.83
Cilantro - $1.29
Parsley - $1.29


Aldi's: $10.22
Organic Chuck Roast - $7.23
Organic Baby Kale - $2.99

Price Chopper: $7.02
Wild Cod - $7.02

BJ's: $44.07
Organic 1/2 & 1/2 - $3.39
Organic Milk - $4.29
Organic Butter - $8.99
Blueberries - $5.29
Blackberries - $3.89
Organic Chicken Breast - $15.23 (this was for 3 full chicken breasts - we will get at least 6 meals from this package)
Mushrooms - $2.99

Farmer's Market: $13.00
Squash - $3.00
Grass Fed Beef Ground Burger (1.25 lbs) - $5.00
Grass Fed Pork Chops - $5.00

Grocery Total: $102.52

Weekly Food Notes:
I had a few things on hand - arborio rice, flour, oats, beans (I cooked the ones from last week & put in the freezer), beef broth (homemade), oranges & apples (from last week), roasted red peppers, mustard & raw almonds.

It's easy for us to shop at multiple stores (we use the sale flyers for the best deals) because I can hit a Price Chopper and Aldi when I come home from work, J shops at Hannaford, the Commissary and BJ's the end of each week, and we are at the Farmer's market every single weekend.

We raise chickens for eggs so you will (hopefully) never see eggs on the grocery list.

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